Cannabis Distillation Equipment


Turnkey Solutions: Wiped-Film, Short Path Distillation Machinery For the Cannabis and Hemp Industries

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Root Sciences’ VTA distillation plants are specifically intended for the processing of cannabis and hemp crude oil.  Designed and manufactured in Germany, our cannabis distillation equipment is expertly engineered to produce a distillate that can be used in a wide variety of products commonly found on the market today.

Machines are available to suit a range of operations, from small-scale labs focusing on the recreational THC market, all the way up to large hemp processing facilities focusing on industrial-scale CBD production, and everything in between.

Root Sciences has a wealth of experience working with our suppliers and manufacturers to tailor equipment specifically to the hemp and cannabis industries, with honest and accurate throughput/yield rates that reflect that.

As a testament to our commitment to the industry, we have hundreds of hemp and cannabis processors across the country and around the world using our equipment.

For Root Sciences, the sale is just the beginning, as we aim to nurture a long-term partnership with all of our clients. After delivering and installing the equipment, our training and after-sales support are where we really add value. This is where our in-house knowledge and experience become so crucial, as we will have everything set up and running efficiently from day one.

Furthermore, we are always just a phone call or an email away whenever support is needed. We also offer extended service and maintenance packages to keep your equipment in top condition and minimize the risk of downtime for your operations. Have questions about service or maintenance for your cannabis distillation equipment? As your partner, we have your back. Contact us today.


VKL70 cannabis distillation equipment

VKL 70-S

The opening model in our VTA line, the VKL 70-S is the perfect industrial starter distillation center. If you don’t know what machine you need, the first metric you should consider is the amount of material you want to process per shift. The VKL 70-S yields four to five liters of distillate per shift.

Wiped-Film Short Path VKL 75 cannabis distillation equipment

VKL 75

Designed and manufactured in Germany, these machines are expertly engineered to produce distillate that can be used in a wide variety of products commonly found on the market today. The VKL 75 is one of the most economical options on the market today for reliable non-stop production of high-potency distillate. The VKL 75 yields four to five liters of distillate per shift.

VKS-70-5-cannabis distillation equipment Machine

VKS 70-5

The VKS 70-5 is the next step up from the VKS 70-5.  This model is well suited to small and medium operations that are space-conscious and don’t need the additional processing power that the following two models offer. The VKS 70-5 yields 12-14 liters of distillate per shift.

VK100 10 cannabis distillation equipment

VK 100-10

Stepping up into serious distillation needs, the VK 100-10 yields approximately 35 liters of distillate per shift. This machine is best suited for processors who need large production. The VK 100-10 is a bit larger than its smaller counterparts. Be sure to note the space requirement and differing electrical supply that this machine requires when planning a distillation space.

vk-2-4-rs-cannabis distillation equipment machine

VK 200-40

At the top of Root Sciences’ standardized line, the VK 200-40 boasts the ability to produce approximately 280 liters of distillate per shift. This piece of cannabis distillation equipment is for processors who require extra-large production. Be sure to note the space requirement and differing electrical supply that this machine requires when planning a distillation space.

vta-custom-build cannabis distillation equipment


Root Sciences also offers build-to-suit VTA equipment options for any scale processing operation. These cannabis distillation machines can be customized to suit even the largest of processing facilities.

cannabis distillation equipment

System Advantages:

  • Continuous feed (no need to break vacuum)
  • Short residence time
  • High evaporation rates
  • Low processing temperatures
  • Compact design
  • Cannabinoid separation
  • Automated controls
  • Fully Jacketed for precise temperature controls
  • Included: Short path evaporator (with internal condenser), cold trap, discharge systems (for distillate and residue), heating and vacuum system
  • Main glass components are Borosilicate glass (allows view of concentrates during the distillation process)

Premier Cannabis Distillation Equipment

Root Sciences specializes in commercial-scale short path cannabis distillation equipment for the cannabis industry. Our wiped film short path distillation systems refine cannabis and hemp concentrate into a top-grade distillate that can be infused into a variety of edible products or fine oils to be used in vape cartridges and tinctures.

In our cannabis distillation process, we take advantage of the melting points of cannabinoids. By using molecular separation, we can separate the THC from the terpenes, lipids, impurities, and solvents, leaving you with an odorless and clear golden distillate. The main advantage of using distillate is that it has a much higher potency than extracts or flowers and activates immediately after use.